Masculinity: A New Story
The old patriarchal conception of masculinity is disintegrating before our eyes.
This is a good thing, but what is the next step?
Session Five: Journey Through the Archetypes
with Eivind Figenschau Skjellum
I am excited to invite you into our final session for this course. I think this is the one that impacted me the most on a personal level. Eivind has created — or perhaps it is closer to “channeled” — an amazing map of the progression of a man into full masculinity.
No, I’m not talking about the “hero’s journey” here. While it draws on Jungian or Campbellian themes, it lands as wholly original. Again and again I get the feeling — Yes, I know what you are talking about. Call to Adventure. Reclaiming Lost Innocence. The Mapmaker of the East. The Abyss. The Demon’s Feast. The Beauty Path. Oh my goodness, this is rich material.
Our conversation was amazing. New things came out of it for both Eivind and myself, and I am confident something new will come from it for you too.
You will need to access a copy of the “map” to understand what he is talking about on this call.
It’s here: Reclaim your Inner Throne. Eivind also offers an online course, much smaller and more work-oriented than this one, for people who want to go deeper.
Eivind’s journey of Becoming is an unlikely one. A true skeptic and pragmatist at heart, he never dreamed growing up that he would become an initiator of men. To some, Eivind is best known as the founder of Masculinity-Movies.com, which grew out of his own confusion about what it meant to be a man. By pursuing his own quest for answers, he ended up as an authority in his very own niche, that of deep archetypal analysis of masculinity in popular movies. These days, however, Eivind channels most of his energy into running Reclaim your Inner Throne, a body of work which is offered both as a co-ed workshop and a men-only 3-month online initiation. RYIT has quickly gained a reputation for being incredibly powerful, with the capacity to completely turn a man’s life around in a short timeframe. It’s been praised by the men who have taken the journey so far, and named “the next wave in men’s work”. Eivind is on a Quest to awaken as many men as possible, because he believes we are living through the death-throes of a masculine paradigm that no longer serves us. He is committed to co-creating an army of conscious men – and ultimately conscious people – who can hold space for the deep and potentially challenging global change he believes is coming.
A Conversation with Eivind
Questions for Study, Meditation, and Discussion
- Describe which of the places on Eivind’s map most closely corresponds to your current condition.
- Have you gone through a Descent into the Underworld in which you just couldn’t hold on anymore? Or can you feel it coming?
- Tune into your future/potential self from the Land of the Risen King. What message does that self have for you?
You can access the “map” that is referenced in the interview here: Reclaim your Inner Throne.
Follow-up Conversation with Q&A
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